Southern League All-Star Rosters

The rosters were announced for the Southern League All-Star Game, which will be played Monday in Zebulon, N.C. and will feature several prominent middle-of-the-diamond prospects.

The North Division will be led at the plate by shortstop Alcides Escobar (Brewers) and second baseman Chris Coghlan (Marlins). Escobar, 21, has been on fire for Huntsville in the first half and entered the season ranked as the third best prospect in the system, although that was before the trade that sent Matt LaPorta to Cleveland. Coghlan, known for his plate discipline, makes up the other half of the double-play tandem.

The North also boasts pitcher Donald Veal, the best lefthander in the Cubs system.

The South Division boasts the Rays’ 2007 minor league pitcher of the year, righthander Wade Davis, and Dodgers righthander James McDonald, who has a loose arm and an improved changeup from a year ago.

Both teams also feature two-deep talent at the catcher position. The North has Adam Moore (Mariners) and Angel Salome (Brewers), while the South will play John Jaso (Rays) and Lucas May (Dodgers).

The rest of the teams’ rosters are after the jump:

Adam Moore C West Tennessee (Mariners)
Angel Salome C Huntsville (Brewers)
Gaby Sanchez 1B Carolina (Marlins)
Chris Coghlan 2B Carolina (Marlins)
Eric Eymann 3B Chattanooga (Reds)
Alcides Escobar SS Huntsville (Brewers)
Michael Brantley OF Huntsville (Brewers)
Shaun Cumberland OF Chattanooga (Reds)
John Raynor OF Carolina (Marlins)
Mike Wilson OF West Tennessee (Mariners)
Marshall Hubbard DH West Tennessee (Mariners)
Nate Spears UTL-IF Tennessee (Cubs)
Cole Gillespie OF Huntsville (Brewers)
Mitch Atkins RHP Tennessee (Cubs)
Willie Glen RHP Carolina (Marlins)
Ben Jukich LHP Chattanooga (Reds)
Ryan Ketchner LHP West Tennessee (Mariners)
Sam LeCure RHP Chattanooga (Reds)
Robert Manuel RHP Chattanooga (Reds)
Chris Mobley RHP Carolina (Marlins)
Patrick Ryan RHP Huntsville (Brewers)
Donnie Veal LHP Tennessee (Cubs)
David Welch LHP Huntsville (Brewers)


John Jaso C Montgomery (Rays)
Lucas May C Jacksonville (Dodgers)
Bryan Byrne 1B Mobile (Diamondbacks)
Rusty Ryal 2B Mobile (Diamondbacks)
Russell Mitchell 3B Jacksonville (Dodgers)
Yunesky Sanchez SS Mobile (Diamondbacks)
Rashad Eldridge OF Montgomery (Rays)
Jamie Hoffman OF Jacksonville (Dodgers)
Miguel Negron OF Birmingham (White Sox)
Matt Young OF Mississippi (Braves)
Juan Gonzalez DH Jacksonville (Dodgers)
Adam Godwin UTL-IF Jacksonville (Dodgers)
Ricardo Nanita UTL-OF Birmingham (White Sox)
Justin Cassel RHP Birmingham (White Sox)
Jesus Castillo RHP Jacksonville (Dodgers)
Wade Davis RHP Montgomery (Rays)
James Houser LHP Montgomery (Rays)
Jon Link RHP Birmingham (White Sox)
James McDonald RHP Jacksonville (Dodgers)
Todd Redmond RHP Mississippi (Braves)
Carlos Torres RHP Birmingham (White Sox)
Luis Valdez LHP Mississippi (Braves)
Abe Woody RHP Mobile (Diamondbacks)

Much of the Southern League’s other elite talent will not participate in the game due to injury, promotion or an appearance in the Futures Game, which is Sunday, the day before the Southern League All-Star Game.

Huntsville third baseman Mat Gamel (Brewers) will miss out because of the Futures Game, as will LaPorta, who is now with Double-A Akron in the Eastern League. Jacksonville shortstop Ivan DeJesus (Dodgers) will also play in the Futures Game. Montgomery lefthander Jake McGee (Rays) is done for the season after having Tommy John surgery, and Carolina center fielder Cameron Maybin (Marlins) will also miss out due to injury.